Australia vs Afghanistan ICC World Cup 2023 WANKHEDE STADIUM: Injured Maxwell’s Double Ton Clinches Semifinal Spot in Thrilling Chase

Maxwell’s Masterclass Amidst Injury: A Double Century to Remember

In a gripping encounter at the Australia vs Afghanistan ICC World Cup 2023, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell turned the tide with a monumental double century, despite battling injury. His unbeaten 201-run knock against Afghanistan etched his name in the annals of World Cup history. It also secured Australia’s place in the semifinals with a nail-biting three-wicket victory.

Afghanistan’s Formidable Total: Zadran’s Historic Hundred

Afghanistan set a challenging target of 292, bolstered by Ibrahim Zadran’s remarkable century – the first by an Afghan at a World Cup. The Afghan Atlans’ total was their highest-ever in World Cup history, setting the stage for an intense chase at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

Maxwell’s Heroics Overcome Early Collapse

Australia’s pursuit of the target was fraught with setbacks as they found themselves reeling at 91/7. However, Maxwell’s heroic innings, filled with resilience against cramps and humidity, turned the game on its head, showcasing the true spirit of a champion.

Maxwell and Cummins’ Stand: A World Cup Record

The partnership between Maxwell and Pat Cummins stabilized Australia’s innings. It also broke records for the highest eighth-wicket stand in World Cup history, demonstrating the depth and tenacity of the Australian batting lineup.

Australia’s Semifinal Berth: A Testament to Determination

Australia’s thrilling win, spearheaded by Maxwell’s double century, is a testament to their unwavering determination and skill. As they march into the semifinals, the five-time champions have once again proven why they are a formidable force in world cricket.

Afghanistan Batting

Ibrahim Zadran129*
Rashid Khan35*
Rahmat Shah30
Hashmatullah Shahidi26
Azmatullah Omarzai22
Rahmanullah Gurbaz21

Afghanistan Bowling

Naveen-ul-Haq2/47 (9)
Azmatullah Omarzai2/52 (7)
Rashid Khan2/44 (10)

Australia Bowling

Josh Hazlewood2/39 (9)
Mitchell Starc1/70 (9)
Glenn Maxwell1/55 (10)
Adam Zampa1/58 (10)

Australia Batting

Glenn Maxwell201*
Mitchell Marsh24
David Warner18
Marnus Labuschagne14
Pat Cummins12*

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